It was built at the Eveleigh Railway Workshops and went into service on 27 September, 1949......... Restoration of the locomotive began in August 1992 and was jointly undertaken by the (Powerhouse) Museum and 3801 Limited, operators of steam locomotive 3801.
It almost seems the train's steam engine created the fog. It did not. The fog is natural.
It got darker and darker, within minutes, just as the 3830 was getting ready to depart.
See yesterday's images. I cannot but think this guy wanted to be a Train Driver. In fact, he may have been one,
as many of the enthusiasts are former train workers.
The way he was staring at the train through the fence, as it powered up, was very poignant.Here is goes - straight past me - through the fog - at the road crossing on Meryla Street,
adjacent to the Robertson Heritage Railway Station.They were cheating! At the end of the train, there was a damned messy
(and decidedly unromantic) diesel engine, pushing from behind.
Because of the thick fog, I had not seen the diesel engine until it went past me.